VOLUNTEER FAQs

What Kind of Volunteers
Do We Need?

Food Rescue "Runners"

We need off-site and on-site drivers for two programs: Food Rescue and Neighbors Helping Neighbors. On-site drivers pick up large amounts of food from our donors, bring it back to HQ where it's sorted, then deliver it to our recipient partner organizations. Off-site "on-demand" drivers use an app to pick up small amounts of rescued food and then deliver it to a matched recipient. Drivers are key to our operations and success. We need volunteer "food runners" 7 days a week any time between 7 am and 7 pm. Adopt a scheduled run on-site or join us as an "on-demand" driver.

Food Rescue Distribution Center Helpers

Love food and saving the environment? Join our food culling and sorting team! Volunteers can sign up for shifts in the morning and afternoon, 7 days a week. We rely on volunteers to be on-site at our distribution center in Pleasant Hill when the food arrives to ensure that what is delivered to our partner agencies is the food we would serve to our families… only the best!  

Food Rescue Recipient Location Helpers

If you live too far away to volunteer on-site at our Pleasant Hill location, there are fun and rewarding opportunities to meet our Food Rescue runners at recipient organizations to help unload the bounty and distribute it to those in need. Currently, we have opportunities in East and West County to help our School Pantry Program teams distribute groceries. 

White Pony General Store Distribution Workshop Helpers

There are opportunities every week to prepare new and like-new items for distribution to our recipients. Does sorting, sizing, tagging, arranging, and packing make you happy? How about mending, ironing, and laundry? Preparing outfits for our most vulnerable community members requires many important steps in order to ensure we give only our best.

Marketing, Communications, and Outreach

We are always looking for new friends to join our marketing efforts. If you have a knack for outreach, social media, design, public speaking, networking, or anything connected to spreading the word – let us know! We’d love to introduce you to our Online Ambassador Program or connect you to team members responsible for our communications and publicity efforts.  

Volunteering is fun!


Volunteering is a fun and easy way to use your skills AND help our neighbors in need. There are many service outlets at White Pony Express! Let us know if you have a particular interest, skill, or talent you'd like to share to help us achieve our mission. 

All of us taking care of all of us!